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‘Get Real’ about new NY DMV ID

License ID

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicle is encouraging motorists to “get real.” Beginning on Oct. 1, 2020, a standard New York State driver’s license won’t be enough to get on even a domestic flight, and although that is more than two years away, the DMV is encouraging residents to get ahead of the game.

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When the Bough Breaks, Who Owns That Tree?

Storm damage tree on house

If a tree falls in the backyard, do you make a sound? Who is responsible when that large elm tree from a neighbour’s yard crashes on your house?

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Spring is in the Air…

Spring flowers

The grass is growing, daffodils sprouting, and the whir of life outside the house is revitalized once again. If you own a business, spring is a time of renewed vitality, expansion, and growth.

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The Warmth of a Winter Fire… Not so Fast!

Raymond and the fire

Fire is a major cause of loss to homeowners and businesses alike. While the video clip has a humorous tone and happy ending, it does not always end up so comical.

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Power Out! Temps Below Freezing… How can you Prevent Damage to your House?

Old snow

We are experiencing frigid temps here in the NY Metro region. Most of us are faring well, managing to bear the brunt of winter, even if we cannot laugh in its face.

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Truth or Legend? No, not the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Headless Horseman

Many younger buyers witnessed the debacle of the housing collapse, which could have turned them off to real estate as a part of their investment. But all that is changing. According to, nearly 40% of home buyers in the last year are under age 36.

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The recent storms that wreaked havoc in Texas and Florida captured the heartfelt attention of our nation. We encourage everyone to contribute to the relief effort of their choice. We are all Americans pulling together for one another.

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Back to College? Check your Insurance…

College moving in

This may give an idyllic vision of move-in day at college, but we did come up with an actual reason to think about insurance for college bound students.

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OMG! Is that… Mold???

Mold removal

Mold and Leaks, scary words for us homeowners. Now is a good time to reconfirm what home insurance usually covers and does not cover.

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You Have a Choice


Options give us freedom. We appreciate options as well, and that’s why we offer a great group of insurance carriers to get you the best coverage.

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378 Elwood Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Phone: (914) 769-0417

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